Thomas Struth (b. 1954, Geldern, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Struth is an exponent of the Dusseldorf Academy's school of photography, he won recognition some twenty years ago for black and white–like studies of various places: cities in the Rhur valley, Paris, Rome, Naples, Japan, China. These urban portraits eventually led him to undertake family portraits, and further to his series on museums and earthly paradises. The past several years have seen an increase in the importance of colour in his work, and images from the artist's travels in Asia and South America evince a growing pictorial emphasis in his art.
Text courtesy Galerie Greta Meert.